gksu-polkit does not allow arguments with launched executable
I am running Slackware 14 64 Bit.
I am writing a python program to launch and monitor dnscrypt-proxy
I am trying to use gksu-polkit to launch dnscrypt-proxy with arguments
e.g. gksu-polkit /usr/local/sbin/dnscrypt-proxy -d -u user -l /var/log/dnscrypt
However whenever I try to use arguments from bash prompt I get the following:
gksu-polkit /usr/local/sbin/dnscrypt-proxy -d -u user -l /var/log/dnscrypt
The program "gksu-polkit" is not part of Slackware. Where did you obtain it? Are you running Slackware or one of its derivatives?
Hi, I'm running:
I pulled gksu-polkit down with sbopkg.
I remember something like gksu is not included in the Slackware (maybe I just didn't check?!), I'm going to have to go back and see why I came to be using this. I guess I will find some way of supporting several methods of invoking dnscrypt-proxy as root.
you can try creating a wrapper script with the content
or try with ktsuss (but it doesn't use polkit).
but these programs (ktsuss and gksu-polkit) are often used to launch graphical apps that need to run as root under an user session.
if you just need to launch a console application, maybe could be easier to just switch to root (with "su -") and launch it.
ktsuss did the trick, thanks.
In terms of using su, dnscrypt-proxy is launched by a Python script which is running as the desktop user and has a GUI with notification icon, so I needed to grab the root password just to launch dnscrypt-proxy / alter /etc/resolv.conf. Dnscrypt-proxy actually does end up running as the desktop user, but needs to be launched initially as root
Thanks for the help
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